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2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

Canteen Welcomes New Manager Tomorrow

Colo Vale School Canteen is open on a Wednesday and Friday. Please bring your lunch orders to the canteen before school. The new Canteen Manager will be waiting and smiling, ready to help you and your child!... Read more

Kinder Orientation 25 October 2017

Come one! Come all! Our first formal Kindergarten Orientation for 2018 is Wednesday 25 October, 9:30-11:00am. Please bring the 2018 Kindergarten students to the Kindergarten classrooms. There, they will be met by the teachers where they will stay and mix with other students. Parents and grandparents will make their way to the hall for an information session. Kinder students are invited to bring their lunch to eat at school. We are very excited to meet our newest students! There will be two more orientations: Wednesday 1 November and Wednesday... Read more

Monday 9 October, Students Return to School

Our busy Term 4 begins on Monday 9 October! Students will be wearing Summer School Uniform. Our busy term commences with our free Gymnastics program funded through a Sporting Schools Grant. We look forward to seeing everyone this week!... Read more

Free Gymnastics Program

Return Permission Slip by Monday 9 October A FREE four week Gymnastic Program commences on Monday 9 October at Colo Vale PS. Parents are reminded to ensure that they have returned their child's permission slip thanks by Monday 9 October.... Read more

Year 7 Selective High School Applications Close on 13 November

If your child is in Year 5, and is academically achieving at a high standard, consider applying for a Year 7 Position in a Year 7 Opportunity Class for gifted and talented students for High School.Parents apply when the student is in Year 5. The students sit the test in March of Year 6. For information about applying and the placement process, go to If your child is on Year 6, there may be some positions available for Years... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

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NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

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Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

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Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

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Welcome back to 2017!

Welcome back to Colo Vale PS. We have another fabulous year planned for 2017. Like us on Facebook, Colo Vale Public School and download our Skoolbag App for your smartphone to help keep up to date with our school communication and initiatives. FRIDAY 27 JANUARY: The School Office is OPEN and able to accept new enrolments. MONDAY 30 JANUARY: Students in Year 1 to Year 6 return to school. All students will assemble in the school hall at 9:00 am. 2017 Kinder students will commence their individualised assessments according their individual... Read more